Sunday, December 29, 2013

Phoenix Handyman - Drywall Repair

Drywall repair and replacement is a highly common job for a Phoenix handyman. Phoenix handyman and home repair experts can easily fix all of your drywall needs for a reasonable fee, however depending on the size of the damage, you may be able to pull off this task on your own without the paid assistance of a Phoenix handyman. In order to fix your drywall damage, this really has to do with the size of the damage whether it is a small hole, or a large whole, sometimes you may have to replace the whole wall.

ASAP Restoration, LLC your Phoenix handyman has some basic tips for you to start the new year off in full control of your Phoenix drywall repair job:

  1. You will need a drywall saw
  2. A framing square can be used and a putty knife
  3. Purchase a piece of drywall from your local home improvement store
  4. Cut out a square piece of drywall that is at least 2 inches larger than the hole itself
  5. Cut a square around the hole of the damage so you can insert the new square
  6. Put putty or mud and cover the entire area of the square and let it dry
  7. Once dry you can then sand the area and get it ready for paint

This is a very simple tip for taking care of drywall damage on your own. You will more than likely need the assistance of a Phoenix handyman if you are in need of replacing the entire wall. If your drywall damage was caused by water damage or leaks due to plumbing malfunctions, flood or storm damage, you will need the assistance of an experienced Phoenix water damage restoration professional.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Phoenix Home Improvement Should Be About Quality

If you are considering the idea of remodeling your home, obviously price is always going to be an issue or a concern. Let's face it we must live on a budget as we must come up with a budget when we decide we are going to move forward on Phoenix home improvement plans or Phoenix remodeling projects.
The first thing you should do is get a few quotes from licensed Arizona remodeling contractors who have experience and the credentials to get the job done to your specifications.

This will help you with coming up with a specific budget based on what the marketplace is asking for when it comes to the type of Phoenix remodeling work you intend to be completed in your home. The other aspects to coming up with a budget for your Phoenix remodeling work are to consider the cost of materials and any potential unexpected hazards. In other words, if you want the top of the line tile flooring, custom cabinets, etc...those materials alone will put the bill to a higher price point so having a solid understanding for costs of both materials and labor can be extremely helpful in determining your budget for your remodeling project.

Take a look at different contractor's ideas and how they plan to formulate the plan to bring your concepts to live and into your home. Phoenix remodeling contractors can be much more creative then you give them credit for. Also, make sure your remodeling project is realistic in budget and execution. It's nice to have different ideas, but if they cannot be executed, there is no sense in attempting to remodel your Phoenix, Arizona home.

Remodeling Your Home Be Patient

If you are truly considering remodeling your home, keep in mind your home will not be a pleasant living environment for at least 3-4 weeks depending on the type of Phoenix kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, or renovation project you are having completed in your home. Your Phoenix home improvement specialist should advise you of a solid time frame to realistically expect the home improvement project to be completed.
A Scottsdale remodeling job simply takes time. Unfortunately, many people forget this fact once they decide on hiring a remodeling contractor to renovate their Phoenix or Scottsdale home. It's nice to plan out your remodeling project, pick and choose materials, however the reality tends to set in once the work starts. It's one of those things where it will get worse before it gets better, especially if you are tearing down walls, adding an addition, or installing new flooring. The best advice that anyone can give you while going through a home remodeling project in your Scottsdale, Arizona home is to be patient, and if your pocket can afford it, rent a hotel.

Your Phoenix home remodeling contractor will have a much easier time getting your work completed if you and your family are not there to disturb the workers. It's not so bad if you are having your bathroom remodeled or adding on to your home because it's easy to adjust and utilize other rooms in the home for these immediate needs. The frustration can begin once it effects your everyday life such as a living room remodel or kitchen remodeling project. It definitely makes sense to get a rough work ETA on how long the job is going to take as well as the cost for the home remodeling project in your Phoenix, Arizona home.

The big payoff is when you choose the right Scottsdale remodeling contractor who gets the job done right and makes your home look much improved in comparison to its previous state. It's nice to see the job finished according to your specifications with success.

Choosing The Right Handyman

So what should one do in order to go about selecting the right Phoenix handyman for the job? The first thing you should always do is take a look at some of their work by way of their website or a work portfolio depending on the type of work you need done in your Arizona home. If you are looking to have a complete Phoenix home improvement job done, then you will want to take a look at ratings online, any negative reports on BBB, and request some references.

 If a small Phoenix handyman or Scottsdale handyman does not have an online portfolio or pictures on either their company Facebook or website, look for a handyman service provider or Phoenix remodeling contractor that does. These days if you are looking to attract business online, a business owner should be online friendly if they truly want to earn your business. It is important to look around and interview different Phoenix home improvement contractors or handyman companies to get a good feel for them and decide if they are capable of doing the job, and doing it well. Every Phoenix Handyman should not hesitate to provide references, it's one of those things that should be considered a common practice in the industry.

If you are wanting to choose the right Phoenix handyman for the job make sure you do the following:
  1. Get multiple quotes from at least 3 providers
  2. Check references both online and any that the handyman professional can provide
  3. Get a sense for the type of quality you are about to pay for by looking at examples of the handyman provider's work
  4. Ask questions
  5. Make sure they are credible and can be reached via a website or phone number, in other words make sure they have some sort of history in working in the marketplace
  6. Compare rates based on your needs
If you cover all of your basis, choosing the right Phoenix handyman should serve you well. The most important part of this is to check around, check references, and make sure they can do the job well.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Licensed vs. Unlicensed Contractor?

So why should you use an experienced professional or licensed contractor for all of your home repair and home improvement? In our experience, we find that handyman professionals who are not licensed for the most part simply do not do the job right or are in for the quick buck. Our advice when obtaining estimates for bigger projects is to use a licensed contractor. A licensed contractor is bonded and insured as required by the State of Arizona. If something goes wrong you have a viable recourse option. If you have trusted a handyman to do a big job, not only is it illegal for that non licensed company to accept payment of more than $1000 for the work, but it is not a safe bet.

There are very few handyman professionals who actually do great work in the Phoenix Area, but not many. If you have small home repairs or minor improvements than it is a safe bet to hire a handyman, given their credentials check out. If you hire a handyman for minor improvements in your home, just make sure they have references and a proven track record. If you have major work that needs to be completed a licensed contractor may cost you more but the job will be done completely and professionally.

Not all licensed contractors do quality work. Remember make sure you can see some of the work examples or video testimonials of their customers. It says a lot when a person is willing to make a video testimonial on behalf of the service provider. Phoenix Handyman services providers should have a solid reputation unless you are going to entrust a newbie in the business.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Phoenix Handyman & Home Repair 24 Hours

ASAP Restoration LLC in Scottsdale, AZ now offers handyman and home repair services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Most handyman companies are fly by night or inexperienced in providing quality craftsmanship. Don't get us wrong, there are excellent handyman businesses out there without a license who doe excellent work, however even they are limited on the types of jobs they can handle by law. That's where we come in. Our team of licensed handyman professionals can handle any type of home repair work including kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, painting, drywall repair, electrical work, ceiling fans, doors, windows, flooring, cabinets, counter tops, add ons, room additons, roofing and more. 

If you are looking for a licensed company to provide both quality and competitive pricing, you have found the right company. Contact ASAP Restoration LLC - Handyman & Remodeling Division at 480-630-3407.